Working in partnership helps Three Rivers secure a Closure Order
18th February 2020
Three Rivers District Council working in partnership with Hertfordshire Police and Thrive Homes have secured a Closure Order at Malden House, Oxhey Drive, South Oxhey.
This was on the back of previously obtaining a partial Closure Order at this property allowing the tenant to stay in situ.
Three Rivers Community Safety Partnership gathered evidence in support of the Order, which was granted by the Magistrates on 5 February 2020, preventing anyone other than emergency services and landlord, Thrive Homes, from entering the property for a period of three months. This was following crime and disorder at the premises and anyone breaching the order can be arrested.
Cllr Roger Seabourne, Lead Member for Community Safety, said: “Three Rivers District Council continues to take action against ASB, crime and disorder. The disorder around this property including drug-related incidents and the impact on the community was continuous. We are committed to working in partnership with our residents, the Police and Housing Providers. We will protect our communities and these closure orders demonstrate how determined we are to provide safe spaces for all within Three Rivers.”
Three Rivers Community Safety Partnership will continue to take action against those suspected of being involved in drug dealing, crime and cuckooing (preying on the most vulnerable) and we thank the local community in supporting us.
Sergeant Dan Amos, who leads the Oxhey Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “This case is a prime example of how close partnership working can have a hugely positive impact on the community. Crime and anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated in South Oxhey and closure orders are just one of the tools we use to combat these issues. We will continue working alongside Three Rivers District Council and housing providers to tackle them head on.”
We need the public to continue to work with us by reporting any suspicious or criminal activity so that we can continue to build up intelligence and take the appropriate action.
Please continue to report Anti-social behaviour on the non-emergency Police number 101 – in an emergency 999 or Three Rivers District Council on firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 anonymously or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced, and you will never need to go to court.